Michelle is an actress, writer, director and Frantic Assembly practitioner. Born and raised in Glasgow, Michelle studied for her BA(Hons) in Performance (Acting option) at Mountview Theatre School. Her professional credits include Taggart, Waking The Dead and BAFTA award winning film Refugee as well as numerous theatre tours. Michelle has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has won championships at National Level. She has a Gold Award (Advanced with Recommendation) from the British Academy of Dramatic Combat and is a skilled stage/screen fighter in 8 weapons systems including rapier, broadsword and knife. Michelle has danced since she was a toddler and has 3 teaching diplomas in tap, ballet and modern. More recently Michelle has written and produced interactive dramas for universities using actors to provide training on a range of topics including diversity and inclusion, gender equality and sexual consent. In 2010 Michelle founded Mishmak Youth Theatre which has branches in Sutton and Datchet and provides theatre training and performance opportunities to young people aged between 5 and 18 years old. Mishmak participates in National Theatre Connections annually. Michelle has two children - Arrabella and Roddy.